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Effective Ways to Memorize Song Lyrics

We listen to thousands of songs throughout our lives, and sometimes it can be hard to remember all the words of your favorite track— especially if you haven’t heard it for a while. Believe it or not, artists go through the same problem with some of their songs; the difference is they have come up with tips and hacks to help them remember! 

December 5th, 2019

Below we will share six effective ways to memorize song lyrics much faster:

1 – Analyze the song lyrics.

What is the story about, and what do each phrase and word mean? Go into details. If needed, look it up on the internet 

2 – Let the feeling of song lyrics genuinely and authentically become part of you.

Use real emotions like happiness, anger, sadness, excitement, sorrow, etc. and connect them to each phrase of a verse of the song.

3 – Write down the song repeatedly.

I once read in a biography of Frank Sinatra that he used to write down the lyrics of a particular song over and over until he fell asleep just the day before performing. It worked like a charm.

4 – Karaoke

Look for the karaoke version of the song on youtube and sing along with the lyrics presented. (without you playing the instrument)

5 – Repeat the words in short phrases, one line at a time.

Memorize the first line, and sing it out loud, learn the second line, and sing out loud. Now repeat the first and second lines together, then add the third line sing out loud, then sing all three lines together and so on.

6 – Create a list

Create a top 10 list with your favorite songs and work on memorizing them. Play the songs randomly and as often as you can to a small crowd or just a single person. Playing in front of people is the ultimate test!

For more useful hack, visit the original article published on guitarhabits.com, here. 


This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “510 Effective Ways to Memorize Song Lyrics Much Faster” an article published on guitarhabits.com 

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